People Spill The Tea About Expired Non-Disclosure Agreements They've Signed
NDAs, or non-disclosure agreements, are made to protect secrets, establishing confidentiality between two parties.
Since both participants agree to protect the information therein, so long as the NDA exists, one would have to assume what they're protecting would lead to some juicy gossip.
Fortunately, NDAs expire, leading to the tea overflowing for us all to sip.
Reddit user, SkullLikesCreepiness, wanted the tea spilled everywhere when they asked:
"People with expired non-disclosure-agreements, what's the juicy info you can now tell us?"
Swing And A Miss
"As an investor I was pitched a 10% stake in a company that owned the trademark 'iWatch' and their whole value weighed on Apple buying the rights from them. I declined. About a year later Apple revealed the 'Apple Watch' and I sighed with relief."
When The TV Spills The Tea
"My mom had an NDA while sitting on a Grand Jury for over a year. I prodded her all the time on the case and what she was doing for over a year of her life. She refused to tell me, only saying that, 'you have to be very careful about what's said on the phone, you never know who's listening. But you'll know what I was doing when the story breaks.'"
"Ok... so a few months later I walk into work and see on the TV that our governor was indicted for corruption, including selling Obama's vacant Senate seat when he became Pres in '08. Rod Blagojevich then paraded all over tv including on 'The Apprentice' to tout his innocence and beg ppl to listen to the tapes that 'exonerated' him. Yeah, ok dude. I have different information."
"Many government buildings had lead paint on them well into the 90s. My dad was hired to repaint buildings for a number of government agencies including the DOD and FBI."
Not As Sexy As You Think
"Well, this isn't exactly about me signing an NDA, rather me inadvertently causing a bunch of people to have to sign an NDA. I used to frequent the Playboy Mansion as a regular weekend movie-night guest. Trust me, it was nothing scandalous and very chill. I wrote a pretty innocent book about my experiences moving to Los Angeles including my Playboy Mansion frequents. I was put on a Do Not Admit list for writing about it, and all the girls who were coming up or who could come up after for movie night and Sunday pool parties had to sign NDAs going forward."
Perfectly Lined Up To Ruin Lives
"Carly Fiorina, then CEO of HP, asked us to not announce huge layoffs before US elections in order to help George Bush. I couldn't believe it especially as the comms team I was on wasn't even in the US. I never gelt okay about that one."
"I worked as a head cheaf in a pretty well known food chain in Spain. Everything was frozen except for the sautéd zucchini that went into the fried rice. Even the ribs were frozen cooked and then thawed in the microwave and bathed in boiling sauce. Food was decently tasting though, just frozen and kind of nasty. It was my first HC job and didn't last long."
So Much Personal Info Out There In The Open
"Call centers are a sh-t show."
"I worked for Comcast support in 2008 and everyone was required to write everything down in spiral notebooks - imagine 200 college aged kids with zero understanding of security walking around with multiple notebooks filled with names, credit card numbers, addresses, etc - everything that was said went into the notebook... why be so wildly careless? So that we don't have to ask the customer again if the program crashed and we had to enter the info again lol. Also people took the notebooks home regularly. They were our own personal notebooks and we were required to do this."
Who Owns America?
"Only NDA I signed was to prevent me from disclosing that King Abdula(since deceased) of Saudi Arabia uses his university trust to purchase large swaths of land in the USA very quietly."
"This particular purchase was a handful of years right after 9/11 and is very close to Washington DC."
"I believe they are still the primary investors. They were also incredibly demanding during their due diligence but are great partners, but I don't think that firm has used any more middle eastern money because they have some great other capital partners."
Never As Fun As You'd Want It To Be
"Late to the party, but here's the only NDA thing I've ever been a part of."
"I was in the closed Alpha for a new Command and Conquer game EA was supposed to release a few years back. It was fun, but as you can tell it never came to fruition."
"Here's some screen grabs from when I played. Nothing, exciting, but they were basically turning C&C into a SAAS-offering. I'm honestly glad it failed because buying generals and not having an actual new C&C game just sounds terrible, not to mention the lack of single-player at the time."
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You Can Only Imagine What's Behind Military Doors
"You sign an NDA when you finish your time in the military. It does not expire for classified material, but I can discuss things they have already released to the public. I got to witness the Navy's laser weapon technology long before the public knew of its existence... it blew my mind when I saw it in action. They are on the new Ford class carriers and can knock out a missile or aircraft at the press of a button. When they released this to the public, I remember seeing comments like 'you can only imagine the tech they are working on today' made me laugh at how true that statement is... Should have a look at military rail gun technology too."
"Also seeing the strict usage of fiber optic networking throughout the ship was cool, at that time I had never heard of it. Even today it is still not common place to every home, but is well known now."
More Military Secrets
"I had to sign an NDA years ago (and get an FBI background check) to do a gig for Northrup Grumman. I do lights and video and they needed someone to do lighting for their annual international VIP meeting. They were very excited to reveal their new tank busting missile that could be fired from an Apache helicopter. They had a slide show with all these fancy graphics about it, along with full color printed brochures that they handed out to everyone who attended. At the end of the event, all the brochures (large booklets, not leaflets) were left all over the hotel when people didn't want to carry them around anymore. How's that for security?"
"On another note, the keynote speaker who was the big cheese at NG kept using Star Trek metaphors during his speech. While stressing the need for secrecy he kept referring to 'those spying Romulans.' So weird."
So, You Knew All Along That Tony Was Going To Take Away The Suit?
"I worked with Pinewood Studios on the engineering for the effects of the ferry in Spider-Man Homecoming to split in half and I wasn't allowed to spoil that."
The Case Has Been Cracked!
"Outback Steakhouse's recipe for Macaroni and Cheese:"
- 4 oz of Heavy Whipping Cream
- 4 oz of Velvetta cheese
- 9 oz of Al dente penne pasta
"Throw it in a saute pan and melt the cheese."
"BAM! Outback Mac and Cheese :)"
"Edit: just for clarification, this is the old recipe. I left the company in 2003. The newer recipe has cavatappi pasta and spices and crispy topping."
Really, Oklahoma? Really?
"The State of Oklahoma once busted a counterfeit check ring because the individuals misspelled Oklahoma on the front of some checks. They were damn near perfect copies with valid account, check and amount numbers and were caught when an employee who ran a reader/sorter machine noticed a rejected check with the spelling Oaklahoma. I was that employee and had to testify in court regarding finding the checks. I think I'm still not supposed to talk about certain details, even though it was a long time ago."
Shows How Expendable You Are
"I served on a board that had kidnap ransom insurance for all the board members. A condition of the insurance was that we could tell no one that we had kidnap ransom insurance."
Nothing To Be Done
"At variform, its a factory that makes auto parts for Chrysler/jeep. They allow there employees to breath in toxic welding fumes and only when the government came around for testing did they add more air flow, then took them away after. Never gave the proper ppe for the work , always had ripped gloves and working with razor sharp steel pieces. The temps outnumbered the full timers 4 to 1 , the temp agency does t even hire people who speak English, he literally just hold up money and says 'WANT?' Its a mega sh-tshow there."
"Edit: lots of people are asking me to report it , I can assure you it's already been done. Friends I still have there are saying air quality tests are being routinely done , but usually with the bay doors open for a few hours and fans from non welding lines to help airflow(then returned to there rightfull line). I appreciate the concern and advise from everyone. Thanks again and good luck to everyone that's in this situation."
What We Missed Out On...
"That they were coming out with a microsoft watch to rival the Apple Watch , this was 4 years ago if not longer , you can bet it flopped !"
"Introducing the Microsoft Zune Watch."
Our World Is Shattered
"I was once on the camera crew of Pimp My Ride and most of the show is fake. The guys knew ahead of time that we were arriving, the car had to be fully paid off, and most of the work done has to be paid for in almost full."
Anything To Keep You Buying New Stuff
"It's not much, but I was part of developing Air Drop for Mac OS X Lion (10.7) and was doing this on a 2008 Mac Pro. In the end, we were told it's not to be made compatible with 2008's and require a 2009. That made no sense because I was successfully testing it on the 2008 just fine. It was a planned obsolescence, a ploy to force users to buy a new Mac. Upset, I secretly released a patch on Media Fire for owners of a 2008 to get Air Drop. It didn't require much as I made the lockout as cheaply as possible."
"I also did development of USB 3.0 support and also did this on my 2008 Mac Pro (I should mention that this Mac Pro is a prototype with a unique firmware that has an Insyde BIOS setup with all options available for debugging, of which Apple never asked back, and I still have today in my office as my daily driver. It has no serial number and refers to itself as a prototype in any software trying to get a board revision; it also doesn't run retail Mac OS, hence I said BIOS earlier. It doesn't have EFI, so it runs Windows 10 today with a GTX-1050 Ti installed, and still has the USB 3.0 card I had during development.) (Before anyone asks, no I didn't steal it, I asked my supervisor if they wanted it back, and he told me to keep it, they had no use for it)."
"So I know something that should require an NDA. Apparently at some school someone was walking around the physics building with a Geiger counter, as one does. And it started going off. They went into an office and in the file cabinet there was a small chunk of spent nuclear reactor fuel."
"Story goes whoever was in charge of arranging the complicated transportation of this stuff back to a disposal site retired and simply left it behind. No injuries, no giant story (that I know of)."
Unarmed Security Detail
"The late Paul Allen (multi-billionaire co-founder of Microsoft) was so against guns that he didn't even let his security team carry them."
"My cousin is dating the son of one of the producers of Game of Thrones. I think she was on the set a few seasons ago and had to basically sign away everything if she leaked info before the premiere."
– Schmabadoop ·
"I was about to be a Quiznos store manager and during orientation for the job, management proceeded to tell me that if we were to drop the food, we would have to scoop the fallen item and mix it in with the fresh products. I left that interview in the next hour and never ate at another Quiznos again."
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Being horny can lead to some questionable decision-making.
Something happens to the brain when blood is flowing to other regions of the body.
They should discuss this in health class.
It's perfectly normal, but we have to learn how to deal.
Redditor Sir_Baconstrips wanted to see who was willing to discuss actions made while randy, so they asked:
"What's the biggest mistake you've made because you were horny?"
I can't tell you mine, because my mom might read this. But Reddit was more than happy to share.
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"I browsed porn and then I asked my mom how to delete the history."
What was that?
"Probably my most embarrassing moment. Was on my work computer (family business so nothing locked) and it was a super slow day and I was alone. Anyways was doing a classic 3 min facebook check and scrolled down for a second and saw the news post about Adriana Chechik injuring her back in a foam pool. Figured top comments on that would be golden. Read one funny one that said 'her and her scene with [performer I can’t remember] is still goat.'"
"Never heard of said performer so I got curious and google her. Of course photos never do justice, had to see the performance ya know? So I clicked a random video, quick glance and thought 'meh' and was about to close the tab before I noticed my mouse twitch on the screen… What was that? No.. that wasn’t mouse error, that was someone… then within seconds I realized the accountant who taps in remotely to finish work came in at that exact moment that I had a browser open for less than 60 sec."
"The worst wart was I could have sworn I had all those remote services off, but she tried to tap in for over an hour and must of did something to wake splashtop (probably had it on some type of standby mode). She even called earlier but I saw a random number and was speaking with a client and ignored it."
"Anyways, decision time, do I call her and play it off as nothing or apologize? Naturally as a fearful 28 year old I play off as nothing. I call, no answer… then a few minutes later i get the call back and her words after exchanging 'hellos … are you finished with whatever you were doing…' still burns me."
"Let my (ex) boyfriend dry-hump me for an hour on a bench outside after summer school."
"The bad news: this bench behind our school was also beside a swimming pool. Where parents were taking their children for swim lessons. Eventually a staff member came out and yelled at us for being inappropriate."
"I still have shame flashbacks today, over 10 years later."
"I had a one night stand with a guy who was, in retrospect, seriously self-conscious about his penis size and kept going on about how if it was on the small size it was just because he has to have sex with it a few times and it would gradually get bigger until it was it’s 'true' size. I really didn’t care."
"But then to make himself feel better he turned it around and started talking about how big and wide my vagina was but kept reassuring me that it was ok because he liked the challenge. I wish I had snapped my legs shut and given him the boot right then and there."
In San DiegoNo Money Bangladeshi GIF by GifGariGiphy
"Lost my entire tax refund and got my phone stolen at a strip club in San Diego."
Always check your pockets on the way out.
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"Hooked up with a girl at a party. Just kind of bored, drunk, and horny. Having to go to the doctor for a case of pubic lice was my reward for poor self-control."
"I got my first serious gf in high school. She was two grades below me. So when I finished third year and moved 500 km south we was still a couple. I was so in love (and most of all horny) I commuted every. Single. Weekend. And I was poor. So I took the bus to the nearest station after school. Waited for the long distance bus for 4-5 hours."
"Went to a larger city to hitchhike my way there. I was there Friday night or Saturday morning. Locked ourselves in her bedroom and went at it until Sunday morning. I made my way down to school again and went to class straight from the bus Monday morning. This went on for almost a year…"
I'm OutChris Pratt Running GIF by Parks and RecreationGiphy
"Was trying to get with a girl in college. We were texting and I asked her what she was up to, she said she was training for a marathon and going to the gym and asked if I wanted to come."
"I ended up running 9 miles before I tagged out. So now I know how far I'd go to have sex it's up to 9 miles."
Lord the things people will do when slightly turned on.
Why in this day and age are people still taking nudie pics without triple-checking the recipient?
Why take the gamble?
And half of the time we hit send, mistakes get made.
One minute you're feeling sexy, the next minute grandpa is having a stroke.
Redditor Im_A_Freakin_Joke wanted to hear about the times people have sent photos to the family that left everyone SHOOK, so they asked:
"Redditors who accidental sent a family member a nude, what was the aftermath?"
I have done many things, but I never allow a snapshot.
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"'You should clean your room before you take that.'"
"I meant to send it to someone on WhatsApp that I was dating at the time and didn’t realize I accidentally sent it to my brother, their names were next to each other in my chat list and I chose the wrong one. I frantically called my sister in law and told her what happened and begged her to go into his phone and delete the message with the photo."
"This is before WhatsApp added the functionality to delete your own messages. She was so sweet and understanding and deleted the message. I was so embarrassed. To this day she has kept my secret, this happened five years ago."
"For context, my mom had some life-threatening medical issues when I was a kid, so there were a few month+ long periods where we rarely saw her. One night, I got a text from her that says 'send me a pic of u in bed."
"I thought she wanted a picture of me and my dog snuggling, as he slept with me and was the cutest sleeper. I usually sent her one every few days, even when she was home. It also doubled as her way to make sure I was following my bedtime."
"I was taking the picture, and I get a follow-up 'ignore that' text. At the same time, my dad opens my door so hard the hinges break. He says 'you get a text from mama?' I say yeah, and he says, 'it wasn't meant for you.' And leaves. I felt weird about it for days, even though it was years before I figured it out."
Leave it there...
"I happened to live across the street at the time and a dirty message meant for my now wife was sent to my mother! Luckily for me my mom is notorious for ignoring her phone so I sprinted across the street and said 'hey where is your phone' she told me it was on her desk so I calmly walked over unlocked it and deleted the message. In response to the look of confusion I told her 'deleted a message that was meant for now wife...' And left it at that."
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"One time my dad accidentally texted me 'sex if the Patriots win' and I still don’t believe I have recovered."
Mom and dad have their own lives.
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"I didn't accidentally send a nude, but my phone did auto upload ALL my pictures when I connected it to my mom's computer. I'm no longer allowed to connect hardware to my mom's computer."
"I gave my sister my old Iphone (I’m 25, she’s 22). She didn’t realize that her photos were uploading to my cloud and when I went to send a photo to a coworker, at work mind you, I see her pasty a**. I immediately text her and was like STOP TAKING PHOTOS. She called me and asked if I was okay and I told her what was happening. She responded with 'My a** look good though,' and I died laughing. Love my sis, but Christ."
"I didn’t sent a nude. I was in the shower, about age 15, and I heard the phone ring. My best friend had a habit of calling while I was showering. So, I bolted out naked as the day I was born to grab the phone before she hung up. I didn’t realize pretty much my entire dad’s side of the family was visiting my terminally ill mother."
"They saw it all. My aunt jokingly said, 'Well, dang, I didn’t know there was gonna be a show.' And someone said, 'we were just joking when we said you’d grow up to be a stripper.' I had to do a walk of shame back to the bathroom as well."
"It was laughed off and it hasn’t been brought up since."
Let me see...
"Sent a pic of my boobs to my mom. Managed to convince her I was trying to take a pic of what I thought was a lump but ended up dropping my phone and sent it while fumbling. Which has happened before. But then she made me show her where I thought the lump was so that was very awkward."
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"I once sent a pic to a GF in college when we were home for break… only I searched her contact by last name and accidentally sent it to her mom!"
"Thankfully it was late and she was able to sneak into her parents’ room and delete it before they saw."
What have we learned?
At the very least, triple-check who you are sending it to one whichever app you use for that sort of thing.
There is so much to learn in the world, it's impossible for one person to know absolutely everything there is to know.
But there are certain things, like common phrases and idioms, that everyone seems to use that might be a little embarrassing to not understand until later in life.
Redditor Curious-2577 asked:
"What's something you learned 'embarrassingly late' in life?"
"My sister was in her fifties when she found out the meaning of, 'You have an addictive personality.'"
"She thought after all these years of therapy that it meant that people were addicted to her personality."
"We laughed hysterically when we talked about this (in a very sad way)."
"I thought that horses had toes until I was 22. I thought the hoof was a 'horseshoe' and the toes were tucked inside."
"How did I learn how wrong I was, you ask?"
"I was walking past a cavalry museum and saw a horse statue and loudly remarked, 'It must hurt so bad when they fold a horse’s toes to put them into the shoe!'"
"Dozens of horse enthusiasts turned and looked at me with wild bewilderment in their eyes."
"The saying is, in fact, 'Nip it in the bud' and not 'Nip it in the butt.'"
"A few months ago, two of my colleagues both handed in their notice at around the same time."
"I kept reading/hearing the sentence, 'They’re both moving on to pastures new’ being thrown about the office in the weeks leading up to them leaving, and I hadn’t heard this phrase before and thought that was the name of the rival company that they were going to, like, 'Pastures New.'"
"I thought it was weird that nobody was talking about how they were both leaving for the same company."
"I was in the car with one of the two people who were leaving and said, 'So where is it that you and X are going to be working? Is it...’"
"And just before I could embarrass myself and say ‘Pastures New,' they interrupted me and said they’re not going to the same place and asked me where I had heard that."
"I think at that moment, I realized I was stupid and didn’t mention it again."
"I think I was in college when I realized that Mario and Luigi are plumbers. I thought they just went and up down these tubes just because that was the theme of the game."
"That Bonsai are not a species of tree, but a way to grow them. Any tree can be a bonsai."
Houston, We Have a Problem
"Houston is not the name of the guy astronauts talk to."
"I learned that pork and beans are not called 'cowboy beans.' I was 18 and asked a grocery store clerk to help me find the 'cowboy beans.'"
"We were looking everywhere and I was getting frustrated because I know that every store carries these beans. After a while, I picked up a pork and beans can with a picture and said, 'See, they look just like this!'"
"He said, 'You mean pork and beans?'"
"Then I realized that my mom called them that so that I would eat them."
"The look of disappointment from that grocery store clerk haunts me to this day."
"Let me tell you about how I thought you were awarded a 'Pullet Surprise.'"
Rum and Coke
"Not too late in life, but I thought my parents were making 'Roman Cokes' until I went to college."
"Which, I think is a much better name for the drink (Rum and Coke) anyway."
Oh No, Not Acoma!
"That a coma was 'A' coma. Until I was probably 19 or so, I thought it was 'acoma.'"
"I thought you fell into acoma."
It Must Have Been a One-Way Trip
"My parents were divorced the whole time and my mom was not, in fact, taking a vacation, lmao (laughing my a** off)."
"I live near the Hospital for Joint Diseases… when I was a kid, I thought was a special hospital for people who had two or more different diseases at the same time."
"Moving cross-country, driving east to west, and crossing from Idaho to Oregon, I noticed huge fields with signs for the Ore-Ida Potato company."
"So I was in my early 20s when I figured out Ore-Ida wasn’t just a brand name but was because their potatoes came from Oregon and Idaho."
"When I was really young, my sister told me she threw her guts up. So I was really afraid of vomiting my entire insides up for years."
Some of these really had us laughing as we realized the revelations some of these Redditors were having.
But when we're really honest with ourselves, we probably didn't figure out some of these until later, too.
While starting a family and having children is a goal that many people have, some do not realize that it's not easy, fun, and loving one-hundred percent of the time. Rather, it's expensive, exhausting, and hard, though it might be worth it in the end.
With this in mind, people shared what they felt were the hardest hurdles of their parenting.
Redditor ApprehensiveShock655 asked:
"What's the worst part of having a child?"
Fear of Not Doing Enough
"The constant anxiety that you’re doing enough to shape them to make good choices, a good life, be a good person and for them to have the life they deserve."
Like the Energizer Bunny
"It's incessant. It never stops. You never get a day off."
"Going from having two days per week to relax and do whatever to literally never having a moment free from responsibility."
No Break In Sight
"I’ve always wanted kids and still do, but this is the only thing that has come close to giving me pause."
"Both my siblings have young kids and I cannot get over how CONSTANT it is."
"From the second the kids wake up to when they finally shut their eyes, it’s non-stop. Then they get maybe an hour or two to themselves, which is mostly spent tidying up, etc., before the nighttime stuff starts with the baby crying, the toddler coming into bed, nightmares, etc."
"It requires years of not getting a full night's rest. You can never just go out whenever you want. No sleeping in, even on weekends because someone has to be up with them at 6 AM."
"Raising human children is an insane task."
Mom's Body After Baby and Dad Bods
"The weight gain is the worst! During the pregnancy, I gained 35 pounds. My belly has stretch marks. My boobs are all saggy."
"And it’s not even fair because my wife only gained like 15."
The Meal Planning
"Coming up with three meals to eat per day EVERY DAY stresses me out so bad."
"This sounds like such a small thing, but it really wears on you over time. You can’t just make something for yourself or something you and your spouse feel like eating: You have to constantly be thinking about if the kid is hungry and what they might be willing to eat."
Keeping Them Safe
"When people ask me this I say, 'do you know those video games where you have to escort a character to a destination without them being attacked?' That's parenting. Those missions are a pain in the a**."
Seriously, Keep Them Safe
"Having to deal with their total lack of self-preservation. They are creative and come up with all kinds of ways to try and kill themselves. Keeping ahead of the game is exhausting."
"They’re just always there. On you, behind you, in front of you, just a little speed bump impeding every task."
Letting Them Live Their Life Their Way
"Having a kid is like having a little piece of your heart running around in the world. When they're sick or get disappointed or just feel sad, it's worse than having it happen to you."
"Yet at the same time, you need to let your kids work through those things to learn to handle them. If you give into the worry and try to shield them from everything, you risk creating harmful co-dependence."
"So it's a constant struggle. But worth it!"
What Is "Sleep" Again?
"I'm only nine years in, but so far, it's been the sleep deprivation. Hands down."
And What Are These "Sick Days" You Speak Of?
"Having to take care of a sick child when you are also sick. For me that has been the most challenging part so far."
Another Full-Time Job
"It's like taking a second job that lasts 18+ years with a 24/7 schedule with no holidays or sick days."
"…And no second paycheck. It's actually like YOU are paying your second salary instead of getting one."
"The loss of freedom. I can't just... go somewhere. Even with older kids, there's so much planning and thinking and getting ready."
"I miss being able to just decide to go somewhere, and go there."
The Time Flies
"The best advice I got was from an ancient hospital security guard in an elevator. 'The days are long, the years are short, cherish them while you can.'"
"The phrase I hate is, 'You don't know it, but one day you pick your kid up for the last time.'"
There are all kinds of troubles that come from being a parent, many of which people don't necessarily think about until they already have a baby in the house.
But reassuringly, many people in the subReddit pointed out that no matter how hard some of these hurdles are to get over, it's still worth it in the end, and it goes by far too fast.